20.6 C
New York
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Wide receiver Russell Gage joins Tom Brady with Buccaneers

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Report: With Brady back, Bucs pull free-agent catcher from Falcons originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Once again, Tom Brady has helped keep the Atlanta Falcons going.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with Brady back in the fold after announcing he wasn’t retired after all Sunday, are expected to sign free-agent wide receiver Russell Gage away from their NFC South rivals.

Curran: Sorry Patriots fans, you had fun as free agents last year

Gage, 26, had 66 receptions for 770 yards and four touchdown receptions last year for the Falcons. He was second on the team in both categories behind rookie tight end Kyle Pitts, the fourth overall pick in last April’s draft.

Originally a sixth-round pick (194th overall) by Atlanta in 2018, Gage has 193 receptions for 2,065 yards and nine touchdown receptions in 61 games for the Falcons.

Predominantly a slot receiver, Gage could step into the role that Antonio Brown had held for the Buccaneers for much of the past two seasons before his abrupt departure.

Earlier this month, Tampa Bay used the franchise tag on wide receiver Chris Godwin. The Bucs also have Mike Evans under contract and are reportedly still interested in bringing back free agent Rob Gronkowski.

Source link

- Advertisement -

New Articles